Robert D. Everett
Age 74 of Newkirk Estates passed away Friday, March 26, 2004, at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, DE.
Bob retired in 1991 after 32 years as a locksmith for the University of Delaware.
He was a member of the Middletown Moose Lodge #1295, where he reached the highest level as a Pilgrim. He served in various capacities including holding the position as Governor twice.
Bob was a season ticket holder for the Blue Hens football team and enjoyed shooting pool, collecting toy cars and watching game shows.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia A. Everett; his children, Larry Everett, Bobbie Faust and Dennis Everett; his brothers, Medford "Bud" and Wallace Everett; his sisters, Isabel Robinson, Joyce German and Phyllis Tweed; his grandchildren, Mark, Mandy, Jerica, Emily and Bradley; and his step grandchildren, Amanda and D.J.
A service will be held on Tuesday, March 30th at 11 am at the MCCRERY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Kirkwood Hwy. & Duncan Rd., where family and friends may call on Monday, March 29th, from 6-8 pm. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050.
Viola Walls Bailey
Age 85 of Salisbury, MD died Monday, May 31, 2004 at the Wicomico Nursing Home. Visitation 7-9 pm Thurs., June 3, and funeral 11 am Fri., June 4, at the BOUNDS FUNERAL HOME, 705 E Main St, Salisbury.
Age 90 of Dover, DE died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at the Silverlake Center in Dover.
Graveside service on Monday, June 7, in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, TX.
Arr. by TORBERT FUNERAL CHAPEL Dover, DE
Robert Franklin Burford
Of Wilmington, DE died May 31, 2004 at the Wilmington Hospital after a long illness.
In the early 1950s, Robert was employed as the advertising sales director and editor of New Story magazine based in New York City, NY and Paris.
He was chief administrative assistant in the U.S. Foreign Service at the American Embassy in Paris, France.
He also served in the U.S. Navy as a cadet pilot and staff officer in the U.S. Maritime Service.
From 1955-1962, he established The Allied Development Corporation as one of the leading companies serving NATO installations for Canadian and American Bases. Later, Robert worked as assistant director and editor of Protter Editorial Services in New York City, NY from 1963 until his retirement.
Robert was highly educated, having attended the University of Denver, the University of Paris, and Oxford University.
Robert, formerly of Denver, CO, is survived by his wife, Paulina Meeds Burford; 2 daughters, Jennifer Lou and Leslie Jane Burford; his brother, Louis William Burford of San Jose, CA; 3 stepdaughters, Renee Shettle of Pocomoke, MD, Caroline Wellford of Steamboat Springs, CO and Polly Myers of Morretown, VT; and stepson, Daniel Wellford of Bethel, VT.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Beverly De Berard, Sue Crosby and Kay Cooper; and his son, Jeffrey Burford.
A memorial service will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Immanuel Church Highlands, Riverview and 17th Sts., Wilmington.
Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware/Maryland Paralyzed Veterans Association, 28 Peddlers Row, Christiana, DE 19702.
Arrangements by the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY
Mary G. Cokenougher
Age 83 of Magnolia, DE passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2004 at her home.
Service and interment will be held privately.
Arrangements by the TORBERT FUNERAL CHAPEL Dover, DE
Samuel Dixon, Jr.
Of Clayton, DE died June 2, 2004 at Bayhealth.
Visitation 6-9 pm Friday, June 4, at the FARIES FUNERAL CHAPEL, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna.
Funeral 11 am Saturday, June 5, at the Kenton United Methodist Church, Commerce St., Kenton.
Laura Anne Govatos
Age 31 of Wilmington, DE was born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1973, and died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, after a brief illness.
A graduate of Brandywine High School, Laura graduated cum laude with a BA degree from Wilmington College, working her way through school as day manager of the Ronald McDonald House, a job that endeared her to countless children and families.
At the time of her death, she was employed by the duPont Hospital for Children, supporting Dr. Will Mackenzie's practice by coordinating care and services for patients and their families.
Laura had an extraordinary gift to sustain children and families with special health needs.
She loved life and was a genuine caregiver.
Laura loved all animals, especially cats, and was delighted by ladybugs and leprechauns.
She loved art, music, painting, parties and holidays, especially Halloween.
Everything Laura touched, she made beautiful.
While she had not yet become a mother, she mothered all she loved.
The only thing more beautiful than Laura was her smile and her incredible sense of humor.
She made people laugh and love life.
Fiancee of Carl Borden; daughter of Judy Govatos and George Govatos; sister of David Govatos; stepdaughter of Elaine Govatos; stepsister of Tammi Hrycay, Wendy Rishel and Carl Parry; granddaughter of Helen Mae Govatos; niece of James and Judy Govatos and Ruth Margo Govatos; great niece of Ruth Jenkins and George Bruen; cousin of Margo Jessica Stein, and Aaron Govatos, Laura's warmth, humor, energy, sensitivity and caring touched and inspired everyone who knew her.
Family and friends may call from 6-8 pm on Friday, June 4, at the MCCRERY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville (Route 202, south of Silverside Rd.).
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, June 5, at First Unitarian Church, 730 Halstead Rd., Sharpley.
Interment will be held privately.
Her family is establishing a memorial fund in Laura's name to support children's causes.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Laura Govatos Memorial Fund, c/o WSFS, PO Box 699, Claymont, DE 19703-0699.
Vaughn Huntington Hill
Age 91, formerly of McDaniel Crest, Wilmington, DE, died June 1, 2004 in Kendal of Longwood, Kennett Square, PA.
Originally from Lansing, MI, Mr. Hill received a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University.
He had further education in acoustical engineering at MIT and was a leader in the field of industrial noise control.
In MI he worked for Motor Wheel Corp., where he developed several patents in combustion.
From 1951-1978, he was a noise control consultant for the DuPont Company.
He served on the U.S. Department of Labor Advisory Committee, developing standards for industrial noise control. As chairman of the AIHA Technical Committee on Noise (1969-1975), he directed the publishing of the Industrial Noise Manual. Mr. Hill was an active member of Aldersgate UMC since 1951, serving as choral director in its early years.
An avid musician, he played trombone and baritone in several orchestras, bands, and brass ensembles.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Louise Hogan, in 1996.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Ellen Hill; daughter, Kathleen Snyder of Newark, DE; son, Everett Hill of Lebanon, NJ; sister, Ruth Fletcher of Lansing, MI; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 7, 2004, at 3 pm at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Neighborhood House, 1218 B St., Wilmington, DE 19801; or to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Arrangements by CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME
Philip R. Lutz
Age 46 of Kissimmee, FL, formerly of Newark, DE, died May 23, 2004 in FL.
Philip was born July 4, 1957 in Wilmington, DE to June M. Lutz and the late Bruce C. Lutz. He graduated from Newark High School and after attending the University of Delaware, joined the U.S. Navy in 1980 and served 20 years in the submarine corps as a first class petty officer on the USS Henry Jackson and the USS Florida. Philip also served as an instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, FL. He was presently employed as an administrative assistant at Gatorland in FL.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 24 years, Dorothy Knight Lutz; daughters, Alexis and her husband Jorge Rodriquez, and Stephanie; son, Zachary; and grandson, Zachary Rodriguez, all of Kissimmee, FL.
He is also survived by his brother, Peter J. Lutz of Elkton, MD; sister, Debra Knight of Newark, DE; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at the Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home in Kissimmee, FL on Thursday, May 27.
Submitted by R.T. FOARD & JONES Newark, DE
Sophie K. Rosenberg
Age 95 of The Dorset died June 2, 2004.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Hans Rosenberg.
A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Friday, June 4, 2004, in the Jewish Community Cemetery on Foulk Rd.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hadassah, c/o Eva Weissman, 9 Devon Ct., Wilmington, DE 19810.
Arrangements by the SCHOENBERG MEMORIAL CHAPEL Wilmington, DE